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Alternatives to synthetic chemical herbicides

A new report from Dr Meriel Watts gives farmers, home gardeners and councils plenty of alternatives to glyphosate for weed management.

There are many synthetic chemical herbicides on the market, but they all have a range of adverse health and environmental effects. There are some herbicides derived from natural plant extracts that can kill or suppress weeds, such as extracts from pine oil and coconut oil. But care must be taken to ensure that formulations do not include toxic surfactants, solvents or other inert or adjuvant ingredients. The report presents alternatives to synthetic chemical herbicides and their elements.

The report can be downloaded from the Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PANAP) website here http://panap.net/2017/08/alternatives-synthetic-chemical-herbicides/